Institute for Environmental Negotiation

Empowering communities to create shared solutions

Subject Expertise: People & Communities

Baltimore Planning Department Training

(2003) In partnership with Laura Bachle of Confluence Consulting, Frank Dukes and Karen Firehock of IEN designed and offered training in mediation and group facilitation for the City of Baltimore Planning Department in Fall 2003. This initial training, offered over a period of three weeks,was part of a larger project to develop a mediation and consensus building capacity within the Department. The project was funded by the Maryland Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO), and the IEN-Confluence Consulting team was selected in response to a request for proposals. The project goals were as follows... Continue reading →

Categorized as: 2000s, Training, Land, People & Communities, Local Government,

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Airport

(1992 - 1993) Working with representatives from the University of North Carolina, local governments, citizen groups, and aviation advocacy organizations, IEN convened a group to address operational and relocation options related to a University-owned airport.

Categorized as: 1990s, Consensus Building, Land, People & Communities, Local Government,

VACCR Community Solutions

(2003-2004) Funded by a NAFCM grant to the Virginia Association for Community Conflict Resolution (VACCR) , IEN developed a training for community mediation centers and their experienced mediators to build their capacity to facilitate complex multi-party community issues. IEN conducted 2-day workshops for 8 centers in Virginia, and many of these centers implemented these skills to facilitate local community issues.

Categorized as: 2000s, Consensus Building, Training, People & Communities, Nonprofit Organizations,

Virginia Waste Tire End-User Reimbursement Advisory Committee

(1992 - 1993)  Supported by grants from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and W. Alton Jones Foundation, IEN led a consensus building effort involving a diverse group of stakeholders to advise the Virginia DEQ on developing policy for using the Waste Tire Fund.

Categorized as: 1990s, Consensus Building, People & Communities, State Government,

EPA Lead-Based Paint

(1997-1998) IEN facilitated a series of meetings, including a stakeholder meeting, the official public hearing on a proposed draft rule, five days of meetings in Texas, a national meeting focused on public comment from state and Indian Nation representatives, and a series of meetings for the Section 403 regulations, to define \"hazard\" levels of lead content in lead-based paint, as well as in various other lead-containing substances. 

Categorized as: 1990s, Public Participation, People & Communities, Health & Food, Federal Government,

Shenandoah National Park Related Land Study

(1992)  IEN facilitated a series of public meetings involving stakeholder groups working to explore the purposes and uses of a controversial proposed study of the Shenandoah National Park's natural and cultural resources.

Categorized as: 1990s, Research, Public Participation, Land, People & Communities, Federal Government,

St. Marys, Georgia Historic Waterfront

(1994) IEN brought together the National Park Service, the Georgia State Historic Preservation Office, local officials, and residents to formulate a cohesive plan to revitalize St. Marys historic waterfront and to better accommodate visitors to Cumberland Island National Seashore.

Categorized as: 1980s, Consensus Building, Strategic Planning, People & Communities, Health & Food, State Government,

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